• Lexus to unveil compact SUV concept with distinctive and sculpted styling
• LF-NX to feature powerful and efficient hybrid powertrain
• LF-NX to feature touch-sensitive Remote Touch Pad
• ‘Human Oriented’ L-Finesse interior design
Lexus will debut the LF-NX compact crossover concept at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA).
Powered by Lexus’ unique hybrid powertrain technology, the LF-NX delivers a mix of power and economy while being tuned for SUV performance.
The LF-NX concept’s exterior design reflects a further evolution of the Lexus L-finesse design language – with highly sculpted exterior panels and a powerful, low stance.
The front is dominated by the now signature Lexus spindle grille and arrowhead independent Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), while unique corner styling separates the bumper from the front wing with an aggressive vertical cut.
In profile, the LF-NX features a pronounced diamond-shaped belt line, while the glasshouse creates a coupe-like silhouette. Rounding out the profile are muscular black-trimmed wheel arches.
The rear features stylised lamp clusters that are detailed to project downwards to the full depth of the bumper, creating a sharp, aerodynamic trailing edge.
The Lexus LF-NX concept is finished in a new brushed metal silver exterior colour which gives the striking impression that the body shell has been carved from a solid piece of metal.
The interior mirrors the LF-NX’s highly detailed exterior with bold, powerful forms creating a driver-focused cockpit within an ergonomic environment.
In a continuation of the ‘Human Oriented’ L-finesse design concept, the cabin dash is divided into an upper display zone and lower operation zone – a design honed over successive Lexus generations.
The design allows for intuitive interaction with the vehicle’s next generation technology, which includes touch-sensitive electrostatic switches, and a new touch pad Remote Touch Interface (RTI) design.
Reinforcing the LF-NX crossover credentials, the strength and refinement of the interior’s carved metal surfacing is complemented throughout by “Sunrise” yellow / black leather accented upholstery with contrast stitching, and sophisticated blue instrument lighting.
More details, particularly those pertaining to the powertrain options will be revealed closer to the launch.